The Rev Dr Giles Fraser, Priest-in-Charge at St Mary Newington in London, and formerly Canon at St Paul’s Cathedral, is taking part in a chaired discussion on the future of capitalism in the aftermath of Occupy at St Paul's.
A new survey is about to be released concerning the values of those who work in the financial services industry. Giles Fraser, who has resigned as Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral over threats to forcibly evict Occupy anti-corporate greed protesters, says that mutual obligations are a more important guide to financial ethics than trading heavily mediated by technology and less and less reliant on direct human contact.
The openly gay Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire in the USA has spoken today of his sadness for a protester who interrupted his sermon on Sunday - urging Christians to overcome prejudice and fear with love.
Free market ideologues have used Fairtrade Fortnight to attack what they regard as counter-productive do-gooding, says Simon Barrow. But what does freedom mean in economic terms, and is fairness something to be left wholly to markets?